by Karah Leaman There is a strange sweet camaraderie among those who find themselves together in the margins. In our German city of 220,000 people, there were relatively few Jesus-followers, belonging to only a small handful of churches. You’d think collaboration would be a priority, no? Resource-sharing! Encouragement! Broader fellowship! But it took years and focused intention from a few local visionaries before these churches started looking like they belonged to one Body.
by Les Cool As summer approaches, you may be eager to get to the beach. Envision the pounding surf as a metaphor for this pandemic year. Has your response been to hide beneath your beach umbrella? Or were you bodysurfing the waves, trying not to be swept under? The cumulative impact of Covid 19 continues to pound on us. More and more people and churches are owning the reality that life will never be normal again. The fact is: most of what we have called “normal” hasn’t been n